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By CRF editor, Jul 8 2018 12:09PM

Join us for a wonderful sponsored walk along the banks of the Thames in SW London - and help us raise money to fund the work of Calcutta Rescue.The route is from Kew to Hampton Court - one of the most beautiful stretches of the river, particularly in Autumn.

It will be a chance to catch-up with old friends and make new ones.

The full walk is 20km but there is the option to walk 10km, from Kew to Teddington (morning) or from Teddington to Hampton Court (afternoon)

The walk will start from Kew Bridge at 10.30am, and we should be at Teddington Lock by 1.30pm and Hampton Court at around 4.30pm.

Raising money for this couldn’t be simpler - you can use Justgiving: Choose Fundraise - Organised Event - then select Thames Path 20km Sponsored Walk and fill in the details to create your fundraising page.

It only takes a few minutes to set up and then send the link by email/Facebook/WhatsApp etc to family, friends and work colleagues so they can sponsor you online.

Everyone who takes part will receive a souvenir keyring being specially produced in the charity’s handicraft project in Kolkata.

Just email Sean at to confirm that you want to be part of the team, or if you have any questions, and he will send you all the information.

By CRF editor, May 24 2018 11:16AM

Donors, supporters and volunteers came together to celebrate what Calcutta Rescue has achieved and to be inspired about what the charity will do next. During an afternoon of singing, dance and lively conversation, CEO Jaydeep Chakrabarty shared Calcutta Rescue's plans for the next few years, including:

1. Improving slum communities through access to clean drinking water and installing toilets.

2. Child friendly schools (in a new school building)

3. More opportuities for vocational training and employment

Jaydeep quoted Calcutta Rescue's founder Dr Jack Preger: "We must see life through the eyes and minds of those we serve."

Many thanks to all who made this such a special day.

By CRF editor, May 17 2018 07:42AM

Two women are dancing for joy in the middle of Calcutta Rescue’s TB clinic, surrounded by patients wearing green masks to prevent the spread of this potentially fatal disease.

It is November 2017 and they have just been told they are finally clear of the disease after a year and a half of treatment.

That spontaneous expression of happiness provided the spark of inspiration for this dance video involving hundreds of Calcutta Rescue's patients, schoolchildren and doctors, health workers and teachers dancing to the soundtrack of Living in the City by British artist Rhys Lewis, who is supporting the project. The video was filmed and edited by volunteers at no cost to the charity.

Calcutta Rescue works in challenging conditions, and the lives of the people we help are very hard.

But they so often demonstrate a remarkable resilience and love of life. So we thought, why not try and capture that positive spirit in dance? Then all we had to do was get everyone in the charity inspired by the idea, get everyone rehearsing, and then film them in 12 different locations around the city, from the roof of a school in a red-light district to a mobile clinic parked up in one of the city’s most deprived slums...

From children with learning disabilities and patients crippled by leprosy to an amazing woman of 90 who had had a hip operation just a month before - everyone danced their socks off.

So if you enjoy this video and like what we are trying to do then please, please share it with all your friends, and help us spread the word about this amazing little charity.

By CRF editor, Mar 26 2018 08:28AM

A fire has swept through a slum at Phoolbazaar, north Kolkata, where some of our school children live. 15 homes have been completely destroyed and families have lost everything.

Calcutta Rescue is providing emergency relief and is raising money to help the familes rebuild their homes and their livelihoods.

Please help us to help them by donating now.

To find out more, watch this short video:

By CRF editor, Nov 19 2017 11:43AM

Since 2016 Calcutta Rescue has had a volunteer role of Global Public Health Fellow. Our current Fellow Dr Marcello is building on the work of his predecessor Dr Amy to help CR increase our impact through quality improvement, community mapping and audits of need and health outcomes. He is refreshing the training the of our street medicine field workers on a range of medical and public health topics to enable them to deliver more effective health education, and will be training them in basic triage. He also brings clinical expertise in TB, which remains a serious health problem in Kolkata.

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